The making of...L4L

The L4L has been created to share and reuse digital educational materials. It is a coproduction of IT, the Library, and ER&I.

Sharing educational resources

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is producing an increasing amount of high quality digital educational resources. It would be great if these materials could be reused in other courses. Reuse can be using the material as it is, adapting it to your needs, or just drawing on it as a source of inspiration. 

Easy to find
For reuse, the material needs to be easily found. However, most digital educational materials are scattered over different servers, networks, and personal and local drives. The L4L aims to help teachers to search for and find in one environment educational materials from different origins.

WUR digital educational resources
In the L4L you will find digital material created by or for WUR. Most materials will easily become part of the L4L: descriptive information about the materials is gathered from different sources, such as wurtv2 or practicumclips. If the material has restricted access, the description can only be found in the L4L, but it can not be opened.

Share your work
The L4L allows you to share your work within Wageningen. In the future, the L4L might be opened to the general public. For reuse outside Wageningen, the educational materials must be publicly published and come with a usage licence. If the material is not licensed, the Creative Commons licence CC BY will be used.

The making of...

The L4L is a coproduction of IT, the Library, and ER&I. In creating the L4L, we decided that it should be a search system.

How to use the L4L
In the L4L, you can simultaneously search several collections, filter by source, type and contributor, and retrieve the original educational object in one click. The L4L contains metadata, descriptive information, of educational materials from different collections. The educational objects themselves are managed and stored in several collections, such as the WURtv servers. The L4L harvests the metadata of the records regularly.

The quality of the metadata depends on the available information in the different collections. Teachers can help us improve the quality by providing good titles, keywords, and a short description of the content. For knowledge clips, additional information is obtained and indexed from the autocue text and the text in the slides. The more information teachers give, the easier an object can be found.

If you want to share your educational materials, please contact us and we will help you with uploading.

Read more: https://weblog.wur.eu/openscience/library-for-learning/